Shutters in a bedroom

Faux Wood Shutters VS Real Wood Shutters in Boise

October 21, 2015
When considering plantation shutters in Boise, homeowners have the choice of wood shutters or faux wood shutters. These plantation shutters are more different than you think. At Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions, we carry Polywood®; (a faux wood plantation shutter) and Ovation®; (a real wood shutter) to match your window treatment needs. Let’s look at how faux wood shutters compare to real wood shutters. From their materials to their ease of cleaning and more.
 

Materials

Faux Wood Shutters In blue Boise Living Room

Polywood shutters are crafted from a synthetic composite that leads to added energy efficiency and durability. We created this faux wood shutter 25+ years ago to give you a high quality plantation shutter as good – if not better than – any wood shutter. Our Ovation wood shutters are made from solid teak. This furniture-grade wood shutter delivers the classic look of wood to any room in your Boise home.

Energy Efficiency

Shutters are hands down the most energy efficient window treatment in Boise. And if plantation shutters are what you’re looking for, our faux wood shutters deflect the external weather conditions 70% better than comparable wood shutters. That’s not to say our wood shutters are inefficient since the only window treatment to top their efficiency are Polywood shutters.

Durability

Polywood shutters are built from a solid-engineered wood substitute that won’t crack. They maintain their integrity longer than traditional wood shutters. They can last for more than 50 years with appropriate care.

Our Ovation shutter is the only five star wood shutter in the world. And with both types of joints (mortise-and-tenon and dowel), these wood shutters are the highest grade when it comes to durability and will last decades in your Boise home.

Cleaning

You can dust both faux and wood shutters easily. However, if you encounter stains, dirt, and other marks, simply wipe faux and wood shutters with a rag that’s barely damp. Wipe off any remaining residue with a dry cloth – especially on wood shutters.

Colors

Polywood shutters are available in three premium white paints. And we bring you a selection of custom paints that can be matched to the room’s color style. We apply a high quality paint that contains UV inhibitors so the color never fades. Ovation wood shutters stand out when stained with one of our 28 wood stains.

Custom Built

Both faux wood shutters and wood shutters are custom built to fit your window or door seamlessly. Our specialists measure the window to design shutter panels that are exquisite and function without a hitch. 

Special Shapes

Whether your Boise home has circle windows or arched ones, we can custom build the plantation shutters you choose to fit seamlessly. Our experts consider every curve and angle. And with our state-of-the-art computer software and 40+ years of experience, we construct your real wood and faux wood shutters to the exact measurements of your specialty shaped window.

 

Summary: Polywood Shutters vs. Ovation Wood Shutters

  Polywood Shutters Ovation Wood Shutters

Materials

Synthetic composite

Teak

Energy Efficiency

Highest (insulates 70% better than equivalent wood shutter)

High

Durability

50+ years

50+ years

Cleaning

Dusting, wipe spots with damp rag

Dusting, wipe spots with damp rag

Colors

Premium white paints, custom color matching paints

11 Paint colors, 28 wood stains

Custom Built

All custom made

All custom made

Special Shapes

Arch, circle, octagon, triangle, french door

Arch, circle, octagon, triangle, french door


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